Tom Collins Drink – Refreshing Summer High Ball Cocktail

Looking for some perfect spring or summer time cocktail recipes? The Tom Collins drink is a refreshing gin sour that is an excellent sipper for hot summer evenings.  This recipe uses combination of simple  sugar and lemon juice with gin and club soda. Tom Collins drink – Easy to make High Ball Sour The Tom Collins…

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe – Classic Italian Dish

eggplant parmesan

Traditional eggplant Parmesan dishes can take quite a long time to prepare if you make your own marinara sauce. This easy eggplant Parmesan recipe uses bottled marinara sauce for those nights when you don’t have time to make the whole recipe from scratch. Flavors abound in this Classic Eggplant Parmesan Recipe To keep the calories lower, the…

Asparagus Crostini Appetizers with Gouda Cheese and Proscuitto

asparagus crostini

Are you having friends over for drinks any time soon?  The right appetizer can set your entertaining off in style.  These Asparagus crostini appetizers are simple to make, but the delicate asparagus spears and distinct flavors of prosciutto and Gouda cheese will make your guests think you spent hours in the kitchen making them.  They…

Camping Foods – Creative Ideas for Easy Meals

S'mores for a crowd

It is getting close to that time of the year again.  We’ll be hitting the roads for some fun summer vacations.  Camping is one of the great ways to share the outdoors with family members.  These camping foods ideas will give you some inspiration and are all easy and fun to do. These Camping Foods…

Baked Onion Rings – Healthy and Delicious

Oven Baked Onion Rings

One of my favorite restaurant side dishes in baked onion rings.  I love the crispiness of the outside and the hot and delicious onion flavor inside the coating.   But the original version is full of fat and calories.  These baked onion rings have all the flavor of deep fried ones but are much more healthy.…

Cheesy Penne Pasta With Tomatoes and Pecans

cheesy penne pasta

This Cheesy Penne Pasta is nutritious and healthy, and packs a flavor profile that you will just love. Cheesy Penne Pasta – Healthy and Nutritious To make the recipe suitable for vegetarians, I used the following ingredients:  , , .  The almond milk and hidden pecans gives a nutty taste and texture and the sauce…

Decorative Bird Cage Planters – DIY Projects

Charming Bird Cage Planters

I am always on the look out for new and interesting ideas for eco-friendly planters.  Nurseries and Plant shops have lots of them, of course, but it is also great to see re-purposed items used as planters. These lovely Bird Cage Planters fit that bill just beautifully. Bird Cage Planters Turn Trash into Treasure. Whether…

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Leaves with Onions & Garlic

Brussels Sprout Leaves with bacon and garlic

Brussels sprouts leaves are not sold in stores. They are attained by growing the plants themselves.  This recipe for sauteed brussels sprout leaves makes great use of leaves that might other end up on a compost pile or in the trash can. The leaves that are used for this recipe are the ones that grow…

Vinegar Tips – Long Lasting Cut Flowers & More

cut flowers

Vinegar has so many uses.  It is a great household cleaner and can be used in so many ways, including to help your cut flowers to last longer.  Here are some more vinegar tips. Vinegar Tips to Keep your Cut Flowers Fresh and home clean Here are some of my favorite things that vinegar can…

Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade – Not your usual Recipe

Watermelon raspberry lemonade

This recipe for Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade gives a new twist to the old favorite – sans the alcohol of course.  Not sure what my garden would look like if I made the adult version! Spring time…and the drinking is easy with fruit flavored cocktail recipes.  My take on an old tune!  I am a great fan…

Steak with Cuban Style Marinade – Easy Recipe

Beef recipes

This Cuban Style Marinade combines spices with orange juice and grill mates seasoning for a delightful and spicy main course dish.  I love the sweet, tangy and savory flavors.  It makes grill night something special. Cuban Style Marinade gives this steak recipe a boots of flavor This recipe could not be easier to do.  Just…

Montreal Steak – Sweet and Spicy Rub

Monterey Steak

This Montreal Steak recipe has a sweet and spicy rub that is sure to delight your friends.  Even better, it is simple and easy to do. Team the recipe with grilled Corn in their Husks and you have a crowd pleasing meal. Wow your Friends with Montreal Steak At our house we grill every Saturday night.…

Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

shrimp pasta with broccoli and mushrooms

This creamy shrimp pasta made with mushrooms and broccoli in a velvety Parmesan cheese sauce. It is full of flavor and fairly easy to make.  It is colorful to look at and only takes about 15 minutes to have it on the table.  It will soon become one of your favorite pasta recipes. Creamy Shrimp…

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

This creamy garlic pasta is an adaptation of a full cream and butter recipe that I found on the Cheese Pusher.  I have made some substitutions so that the fat content is reduced but the flavor is still great.  Creamy Garlic Pasta is full of flavor and Easy to Make I’ve added broccoli to the…

Egg Replacements For Vegan Diets

Egg replacements for vegan diets.

I find it relatively easy to adapt most baked goods for vegans, but what about those that contain eggs?    There are plenty of egg replacements but first  you have to examine your recipe to find out what you want the egg to do. What are Good Egg Replacements for Vegans? Do you want to replace…